Mayor Bennard J. Cann
Benn was born and raised in Tobaccoville, NC. He is a graduate of Fayetteville State University and has accrued over 20 years of experience in business and management services. Mayor Cann has been a resident of the Town of Morningside since 2007.
Benn serves/served in many leadership roles as a professional to include President of Prince Georges County Municipal Association, Board of Director for Maryland Municipal League, Treasurer of Maryland Mayor's Association, Member of Maryland Black Mayors Inc. These roles along with a host of committees in the local and state level.
Benn has been a public servant in the Town of Morningside since May 2013 when he was elected to the Town Council. He was immediately appointed Vice-Mayor which he served for 2 years. May 2, 2016, Benn was elected as Mayor for the Town of Morningside in which he is serving his 2nd term. In this role, he has been able to bring the Town and Community at large together with various events and activities. He also has created the website, established a .gov email for all Council and employees, and established great relationships for Morningside in the Federal, State, County, and Local levels. As Mayor, Benn oversees the town budget and directly supervises the Administrative Office, Public Works Department, and the Chief of Police. He also works very closely with Morningside’s Volunteer Fire Department on events and activities. Please follow him on Facebook: Mayor Benn Cann or contact him at Mayor@morningsidemd.gov